Pronunciation: (si-lab'ik), [key]
1. of, pertaining to, or consisting of a syllable or syllables.
2. pronounced with careful distinction of syllables.
3. of, pertaining to, or noting poetry based on a specific number of syllables, as distinguished from poetry depending on stresses or quantities.
4. (of chanting) having each syllable sung to one note only.
a. (of a consonant) forming a syllable by itself, as the (n) in buttonPronunciation: (but'n) [key]or the (l) in bottlePronunciation: (bot'l). [key]
b. (of a vowel) dominating the other sounds in a syllable; sonantal.
Phonet.a syllabic sound.
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